Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb will discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) with the US Trade Representative, Ambassador Mike Froman, during his fourth Ministerial visit to the United States on 29 and 30 September.

“Australia is committed to concluding an ambitious, commercially meaningful TPP, including high quality market access outcomes. I will be discussing with my US counterpart, Ambassador Mike Froman, how to move the TPP towards successful conclusion”.

The TPP is being negotiated between twelve countries in the Asia Pacific region, which together account for almost 40 per cent of global GDP. It will provide an important new platform for market access opportunities and economic integration in our fast growing region.

Mr Robb will participate in the Global Services Summit in Washington DC on 30 September where he will present the Australian Government’s perspective on the importance of services trade to Australia, and on the progress being made in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) negotiations.

“Australia remains committed to working constructively on strong outcomes on market access as well as new trade rules to address behind the border barriers to trade in services.”

Two-way investment is a significant element of the relationship with the United States.

“Australia highly values US investment in our country. While in Washington, I will be pursuing further investment opportunities with senior business leaders," Mr Robb said.

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